Books by Glenda Young

Thursday, May 29, 2008

A novel update

After six months of great ideas, inspiration, lots (lots) of writing and being choked to tears coming home from work on the tube when I decided to kill off one of my characters, I'm FINISHED writing my very first novel. If you'd like to email me a round of applause, feel free. I'm in bits here.

Now, the editing starts and then, gulp, I'll let someone else read it. And then someone else and as long as no one tells me it's pure and utter garbage, it'll go to an agent, who may well tell me it's pure and utter garbage. And then it'll go to another agent.

And so (clears throat and puts on posh voice)... if you, or someone you know, is a literary agent who likes the cut of this blog's gib and thinks you might like to read my novel (which has nowt to do with the blog content but everything to do with its style) you know where I am. Come and get me, I'm cheap.

11 comments:

CJ said...

Wow, way to go! That sounds like you've really got it down - if you were CRYING about the death of a character. It must be a quality read.

Congratulations. I'm so so proud of you. :) I'd offer to read it for you but I'm in the midst of proofing and editing my own second novel so my mind is a bit elsewhere right now.

Sky Clearbrook said...

Fantastic achievement! Looking forward to hearing what happens next with it!

Steve said...

Big big hearty congrats - a superlative achievement... and now the hard work really begins! Go for it - and the best of luck!

Flaming Nora said...

Thanks and cheers!

Tvor said...

Well done!!!!!

Old Cheeser said...

Nice one, Nora!! Congrats on finishing and I hope you find a publisher to suit your undoubted masterpiece!

Unfortunately my own writing has fallen by the wayside due to someone who shall remain nameless deleting the files which contained it from my PC! I have to start again!! Aaaah!!

Old Cheeser said...

You've been tagged, cocker.

missbehaving said...

Awesome Nora!!!
Applause? I think a standing ovation.
Pat yoursef on the back, I can't reach from here.
Can't wait to hear more about it.

Flaming Nora said...

Thanks everyone. I'm going to start the editing this week and will keep the blog updated with anything that happens.

Tvor said...

Have you read Digger's blog? http://diggerjohn.blogspot.com/ he's just finally finished a novel after 8 years picking at it and is about to go looking for an agent. His experiences might prove useful to you later on!

Flaming Nora said...

Thanks Tvor, much appreciated for the info.

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